Lovely Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JHd2tHOCw0
Soldier Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXzuI_J1MvA
Diamonds from Death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-TqMI1rb9A
Move Ben Move https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9Vc_S7kvCY
Strong Man's Address to the Circus Crowd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzERYe9odw8
Beautiful Mess https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXYGtYlXYpc
Whisky and Pine ranked #6 in Folk Roots Radio top 10 albums for 2016
Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination for Young Performer of the Year 2015
International Songwriting Competition Americana Category Honorable Mention for "Beautiful Mess" 2015
Three nominations at the Hamilton Music Awards for both Wayfarer and Strongman's Address to the Circus Crowd 2015
Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination for Young Performer of the Year 2014
International Songwriting Competition 2nd Place for "Move Ben Move" 2014
Indie International Songwriting Competition 3rd Place winner for Instrumental Song for "Pendulum" 2014
Youth Participant at Folk Music Ontario Conference Recipient of Taylor Mitchell Bursary 2014
Summerfolk Youth Discoveries 2014
Canadian singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and two time CFMA nominee Benjamin Dakota Rogers is writing honest folk music, borne as much from ancient myths and fables as life’s experiences. He is creating a sound full of reflective emotion. Benjamin’s energetic live performance is delivered with a unique voice, guitar and explosive fiddle. He is accompanied by Chris Rait on rich vocal harmonies and double bass and guitar.
Benjamin Dakota Rogers is a multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter and composer. Combining fiddle, guitar and mandolin with his contemporary lyrics and unique voice he is creating music that draws you in with stories and poetry. His fiddle technique draws its roots from the East Coast and Old Time but is transformed into his own style.
Benjamin has a passion for folk music. His energetic stage presence stems from years as a street performer. At the young age of 11 Benjamin began playing fiddle at many local farmers markets. Since those early days he has brought his love of music to audiences of all ages with his emotionally driven songs, singable melodies and engaging performance.
In 2014 Benjamin was featured as one of the Youth Discoveries winners at the Summerfolk Festival in Owen Sound and as aparticipant in the youth program at Folk Music Conference in Toronto where he was awarded the Taylor Mitchell Bursary.
Rogers TV video taped three of Benjamin's songs for their Toronto Sessions series featuring him as one to watch for up and coming artist.
When not performing, Benjamin enjoys teaching violin, mandolin and guitar as well as instrument repair. Benjamin has had the opportunity to perform at both public and high schools where he tells students his story of hard work and perseverance encouraging students to follow their dreams. He thoroughly enjoyed his time at the schools and hopes to do more in the future.
Benjamin’s EP titled Wayfarer was nominated for Young Performer of the year for the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards. The album is a blend of driving fiddle and warm lyrical songs. From this album his song Move Ben Move won second place in the International Songwriting Competition and Pendulum won third place in the Indie International Songwriting Competition.
Benjamin's was excited to learn his second CD “Strong Mans Address to the Circus Crowd” was nominated for a CFMA for Young Performer of the Year in 2015. It was an honored to perform alongside the other nominees in Edmonton during the CFMA showcase event at the Northern Lights Folk Club and the Uptown Folk Club. The album has been nominated for three Hamilton Music Awards and his song Beautiful Mess has earned an Honorable Mention in the International Songwriting Competition! Benjamin is excited to announce his third release Whisky and Pine in June of 2016.
Throughout the year Benjamin is kept busy with festivals, local gigs at coffee houses, pubs, house concerts and hosting open mics. He enjoys repairing vintage instruments and teaching students violin, guitar and mandolin in his home studio in Mt. Pleasant.